Wednesday, April 05, 2006

Sigue Sigue Sputnik Mania!

This message has reached me from the infinite cyberspace that is the interweb:



A Helsinki CD-R label 267 lattajjaa
( http://www.saunalahti.fi/~hhaahti/267lattajjaa/ )
is seeking for contributors to a Sigue Sigue Sputnik
tribute album, to create a cover version of their legendary
1986 hit 'Love Missile F1-11'. Any musical style OK.

If interested, contact: hhaahti(AT)dlc.fi

More info about Sigue Sigue Sputnik:
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Sigue_Sigue_Sputnik
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Sigue_Sigue_Sputnik

"Sigue Sigue released their first single, the classic 'Love Missile F1-11' in 1986. It climbed to number two in the British charts. 'Love Missile F1-11' was number one in 15 countries for at least one week. The single, as well as the album that followed, was produced by Giorgio Moroder. The band auctioned advertising spaces between the tracks on their first album 'Flaunt It' (released in 1986)."

Now, how cool is that?! that Sigue Sigue Sputnik were like the coolest band in a world for a moment and I still have their second 7" single "21st Century Digital Boy" which I bought from the music department of the Stockman department store in Tapiola, Espoo, when it came out in -86, obviously I was quite young at the time... But I loved it and I am not ashamed to admit that. Sure, they looked weird, even weirder, but at the same time also super dope, just look at that synth guitar!!! The music is kinda crap but still, if you are ready to go all out like they did, you just gotta respect that.

Anyway, some of us Kriton Boys and our friends are going to do our very best and to contribute a version of F1-11 for the tribute album. Watch this space!

UPDATE!!! UPDATE!!! UPDATE!!! UPDATE!!! UPDATE!!! UPDATE!!!

If yo'all wanna hear some peek previews of what's gonna be on the comp, go to our friend Mr. Sandal Flamenberg's MySpace and listen to his 'stoner-pop' rendition of the F1-11 Love Missile in his MySpace-player thingy. It like totally rRRRocks, dude!

3 comments:

Fiil Inc said...

dude! we gon make it crunky, hyphie, super freaky. freaky just like them Sigue Sigue boys, but without the stockings on our heads. 'cos that's like so brokeback mtn.

Hennessy said...

I have yet no comment on the SSS-cover matter, it's too early in the morning for that. But what amuses at this hour is the Google Adsense -banner of the top of our page. The banner currently has an ad titled "Rap Latino" which leads to an interracial dating service. I wonder what keywords on our page have triggered that ad... were they "Sigue Sigue Sputnik", "Love Missile", or perhaps "baile funk"??? Talk about jungle fever here!

To clarify this message I must say that Kriton Music is not connected to any dating service or such. However, if the interracial thing is not your strong suit or you like it a bit rough, why not try Prison Penpals

Kriton Music said...

A'ight! I have emailed the guy and he invited us to participate in the project. Deadline in in May. It' on...